National and District Capacity Assessment for Monitoring, Reporting and Awareness Raising for the Rio Conventions in Uganda

In a bid to improve coordinated monitoring and reporting to the Rio Conventions and ensuring proper linkage to policy development, NEMA engaged consultants to assess the national and local level capacities of focal points and other stakeholders to monitor and report on Rio Conventions as a means of meeting their international commitments and obligations. The above changes shall lead to enhanced cooperation in Rio Conventions implementation and enhanced capacities for monitoring and reporting.

Integrating Natural Capital into Sustainable Decision-Making in Uganda

In order to extend Uganda’s current national accounting system to better consider biodiversity related natural capital, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), the National Planning Authority (NPA) and Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS), with support from the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Institute for the Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting (IDEEA Group) are implementing the project: Integrating Natural Capital into Sustainable Development Decision-Making in Ug

Biodiversity Expenditure Review

Uganda's Biodiversity Expenditure Review (BER) report provides comprehensive information on financing biodiversity conservation and management, from the fiscal period 2005/6 to 2014/15. The review evaluated the effectiveness of the current budget spending on ecosystems and environmental degradation. Based on the 4 key sectors evaluated, which include agriculture, tourism, energy and; water and environment. Findings reveals that on average environment and biodiversity conservation takes up 1.2& of government's annual budget.

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